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biden and senator rubio does this in an aggressive way. i think there are a lot of people who are behind that agenda who take heart from this. >> one thing we talked about before is whether or not things the would get done in the second term economics, they would only get done if they are tied to some of the budget battles. we were talking about that previously in terms of the pell grants. is that true for the policies the president wants to enact will they only get done if they are part of somehow tied to these budget sites we are having? >> i don't think that's true. i think it is the last couple of years but if you look at one area of legislation which seems to have some behind it that isn't related to the budget deal - we are going to see that move in the first part of 2013. it does have a significant economic impact and it indicates if we bring 11 million into the real economy, that it could boost growth by 1.5 trillion over the next ten years. and that would be, you know, roughly about 1% of growth that we could have over that period of time which is a significant amount and i thin
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or marcell, with senators roth, coons or biden or kaufman. where democrats and republicans actually like each other and we want to get things done and do what's right for our state. with that in mind we hope some of our friends and neighbors can join us later today in the russell building up on the third floor and we'll make a toast to delaware and enjoy some goodies. it is a joy to serve with my friend. coon coon thank you very much, senator -- mr. coons: thank you very much, senator carper. with that, madam president, i yield the floor. mr. bennet: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from colorado. mr. bennet: thank you. let me be the first to congratulate my two friends from delaware on delaware day. happy delaware day. we have a lot of great things in colorado but i'm not going to try to outcompete you on beaches this afternoon. we don't have a lot of those. but i do think it puts me in mind of something, and that is our constitution. delaware, as senator coons mentioned, was the first state to ratify the constitution of this great country. my state didn't become a state u
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officials. he met with u.s. troops in iraq and kuwait, and in iraqi mess with vice president biden and the general ray odierno, commander of the u.s. troops. more recently, senator casey has strong support of israel during the fighting in gaza last month. senator casey has said, quote, the u.s. must continue to support vigilance and the resolution with hamas. israel is the right under international law to set up a naval blockade, chief weapons from being sent to hamas, and the responsibility to protect its homeland. hamas is a terrorist organization that denies israel's right to exist. it has 5,000 rockets at israeli citizens and towns. it's a proxy for iran and the main impediment to peace in the region and, quote, then he goes on to say, israel's citizens deserve to live without fear as we move forward we must continue to do all we can to strengthen the unbreakable bond. how was that for clarity? as he heads into the second term next month, have no doubt he will continue to do just that. please welcome me -- join me in welcoming our friend, robert casey. [applause] >> thank you.